Holiday home The Old Cart Shed is a single-storey cottage in a lawned courtyard setting, a mile from Winterborne Stickland and four miles from Blandford Forum. The cottage has a king-size double with en-suite shower, two twin bedrooms and a bathroom. The open plan living area has a kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner. Outside is ample off road parking, a private patio area, shared lawn and shared games room with pool table, table football and air hockey. The Old Cart Shed is close to local walks, pretty villages and bustling market towns, as well as for exploring the Jurassic Coast and the rest of this lovely area.
Accomodation Details All ground floor. Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x twin. Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
Area Winterborne Stickland is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offering good walks and superb views. Take a visit to the market town of Dorchester, home of Thomas Hardy. Within an easy drive lies the Jurassic Coast with sandy beaches at Weymouth and Swanage and cliff top walks along the South West Coastal Path.
Region Explore the fossils and stunning beaches of Dorset's Jurassic Coast, visit historic Sherborne and Shaftesbury, or enjoy the footpaths, country lanes and thatched-roof pubs Dorset offers.
Amenities Electric heating with woodburning stove. Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Further fuel can be purchased from owner. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair on request. Ample off road parking. Covered bike storage. Enclosed, private garden with lawned area, patio and picnic bench. Shared front lawned area. Shared games room with pool table, table football and air hockey. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 5 miles, pub 1 mile. Note: Dogs to be kept on a lead whilst on the premises due to nearby livestock. Please note: The communal games room may be unavailable for your stay due to the current situation.
We stayed with two dogs and a parrot. Accomodation obviously capable of taking bigger families. Part of a courtyard of 4 other similar properties, with enclosed off road parking and 6 (yes 6) EV recharge points! Each cottage has a small enclosed grassy area around the main grass quadrangle. EV points by PodPoint - text owner to get put on the user list.
Scale of rooms is large, kitchen well equipped with Neff appliances, good selection of utensils and crocks, good size fridge freezer, microwave, 4 slice toaster kettle etc. Nice little woodburner (prop the door open to get it to draw) and large basket of wood. Bedrooms and showers of similar high standard. The cleaning staff take pride in their work!
There is a large 'communal' games room next to the Old Cart Shed (within the quad) which is kitted out with a bar billiards table, full size table tennis and air hockey as well as copious toddler toys,
There is a bridleway across the road from the property, the area is very quiet at night (some road noise during day), countryside is open rolling farmland and woodland. Winterborne Stickland boasts a pub/restaurant (dogs in the public bar), the area has several other well recommended country pubs.
We used it as a base for exploring in the Dorset area. A fair way from the coast (30mins+), but central for everywhere, and the rolling Dorset countryside is spectacular.
Ideal place to stay if you love countryside,1st time in dorset and really loved it.. The cottage is about 20-30 mins drive away to any of the coastal places(durdle door,poole,Bournemouth but we enjoyed it.The cottage was well equipped with all mod-cons,comfortable beds but the pillows were a bit hard.I would recommend this place,we had a lovely time.
Short, September 2020
The accommodation was exactly as had been described.. Quiet, clean, spacious and light and airy.
It was unfortunate that the games room was closed, although we had been warned that this was the case.
Mrs Barnes-andrews, July 2020
.... It was a very relaxing experience helped by the lovely location and we'll presented accommodation it had everything we needed and wss exceptionally clean throughout definitely worth a revisited next year
A home away from home.. .. A very clean and comfortable self-catering accommodation consisting of spacious bedrooms and living area. Our children really enjoyed spending time in the games room too, which was a bonus. A great location for our holiday with all the places we visited being under an hours drive away. We would definitely come back when we next come to Dorset. Thank you.
This is one of our best holidays till date.. The cottage was beautiful and very very clean. Superb location, relaxing and calm. The property manager was very polite and our kids thoroughly enjoyed it. In fact, it is my 10 year old son who wanted me to write a review definitely as he thoroughly enjoyed it. I will fully recommend this cottage to anyone as we enjoyed everything about it.
Having lots of space in the accommodation and the games room was a real bonus
We have been here before and love it.. It is always very clean and well equipped.
We contacted Leanne about something and she responded at once.
Beautiful area and great dog walks
So pleased we chose The Old Cart Shed, it was perfect.. Was bigger than we expected and was spotlessly clean. The kitchen was very well equipped and the games room next door was an added bonus. Will definitely be recommending to my friends.
We where a bit disappointed that nothing was said to us about there being two steps between the living and sleeping areas, or that there were ramps available to us on these steps.. I had to take my wife out the front door across grass and into our bedroom via french doors at night and in the morning . otherwise the cottage was very good. We also felt it would be good idea to have some grab rails over the bath, as this would help older people not to have a fall. We would like these facts brought to the attention of the owners.
For us the warped gate, which was difficult to close, was a problem as we had a toddler so needed to keep it closed.. The 4 year old couldn’t open it from outside either when he visited his cousins in the Old Stables.
The children loved the barn and it was nice to borrow toys when something was being made or played with but it was dinner time.
Being picky- a fly screen would be good at the door!
We had a brilliant break and the accommodation is so well equipped that our family that live locally were able to visit and there was enough space for us all to get together for a pre-christmas catch up.. Thank you for the amazing little touches as well the Christmas tree, mince pies and logs for the fire were lovely.
Perfect holiday for us as we have young children and not having to worry about stairgates is a plus as well as having an enclosed garden for the children to run around is great..
We loved our short break at this property.. It was in a great location and was really cosy and spacious. Would definitely like to stay here again.
Pillows were very hard.. We had a wonderful time and it was perfect for 3 separate family's.
Accommodation exceeded our expectations, must be one of the best we have ever experienced.. The games room was a real bonus as the grandchildren thoroughly enjoyed playing the games.
We all had a really great holiday even the dog was well catered for..
Super accommodation. Extremely well equipped and the fenced off garden made it very easy with the dog, meaning we could truly relax. A good location to explore the beautiful county of Dorset.
We absolutely loved the place! It was far enough away from everywhere so it was quiet but still close enough to all the main places we wanted to visit. The accommodation was everything we wanted and then some! We would definitely come back!
The cottage was amazing, a very high standard and with attention to detail. The games room was great! It is situated in a lovely part of Dorset with great walks only 5 -15 minutes away. Will recommend to everyone I speak to!
Liked the spaciousness of the barn (the brochure did not do it justice), the nice roomy bedrooms and the wow factor when you first entered the barn. The pool and table tennis tables in the games room kept our 15 year old grandsons busy most days.
The cottage was very well equipped, spacious and comfortable.
The games room was a great bonus, particularly for the children when the weather was poor.
Lovely bright, clean accommodation with ample car parking. The games room was ideal for the children and for the men in the evenings. Fairly central Dorset location so not too far from attractions.
Fabulous, a home from home, would recommend.
The house was spacious and furnished/designed in a very practical way - we loved having lots of wardrobe and drawer space. We greatly enjoyed the walks going directly from the front door. It was the perfect place for a family Christmas.
A family holiday to Dorset with Grandparents, parents a child under 5 & a dog
Our stay at the Old Cart Shed surpassed all expectations, we were over the moon with the standard of the cottage, it's location and the local pubs & restaurants (as recommended by the welcome folder in the cottage)
The rooms were great sizes (much bigger than we had expected) the beds comfortable, good quality towels in the bathrooms, the living room furniture was cosy & spacious and the quality of the kitchen ware was excellent!
We were also very lucky to have such lovely "neighbours" during our week's holiday and fantastic weather - ice-creams on the beach in the sun on the 1st of October!!!
We will definitely being booking to stay here again - thoroughly recommended especially for those of you with dogs looking for a good quality holiday
This was, by far, the best property we have ever stayed in. The house, setting and furnishings were superb. We will definitely be back.
We all thought the cottage was really good quality and very comfortable, the room sizes were much larger than we expected. We appreciated all the little touches, like the great quality kitchen equipment and the very useful book suggesting places to eat and visit.
Spacious, excellently furnished barn conversion in a peaceful location but within easy access to the coast. We have already booked again for next year. The games room was most definitely an added bonus and my family enjoyed playing pool, table tennis, air hockey and table football. We are already recommending this property to friends and acquaintances. Thank you to the owner and her team for giving us a holiday to remember!
A spacious, comfy and well equipped holiday home. A very relaxing enjoyable holiday.
A quality holiday property just as described in the brochure.
I was particularly impressed with the amount of space in the cottage, as the pictures on the website did not do it justice! The overall quality of the place was excellent, even down to towels and bedding. The games room was a great hit with us and the kids! The pint of milk and welcome cake were a lovely touch. We will definitely be recommending!
Just enjoyed a brilliant weeks holday with family and friends. The barn is well equipped and beautifully furnished. The layout of the barns is fantastic. Will definitely be coming again.
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